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Biography - Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel:

German philosopher.
Born: 1770 - Died: 1831
Period:
19th century
18th century
Place of birth: Germany
Germany

What experience and history teach is this — that people and governments never have learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it.



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French
L'expérience et l'histoire nous enseignent que peuples et gouvernements n'ont jamais rien appris de l'histoire, qu'ils n'ont jamais agi suivant les maximes qu'on aurait pu en tirer.

German
Was die Erfahrung aber und die Geschichte lehren, ist dieses, daß Völker und Regierungen niemals etwas aus der Geschichte gelernt und nach Lehren, die aus derselben zu ziehen gewesen wären, gehandelt haben.




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If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.

Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can foresee the future, too.

When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.

Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.

Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it.




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Learning to love is why we are here.
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It is of immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves.
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The best means of learning to know oneself is seeking to understand others.
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Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.
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Humanity takes itself too seriously. It is the world's original sin. If the caveman had known how to laugh, History would have been different.
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What is history? An echo of the past in the future a reflex from the future on the past.
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World history is the progress of the consciousness of freedom.
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The history of philosophical system is the picture gallery of reason.
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History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies.
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Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
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Wisdom is the daughter of experience.
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Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.
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Experience is the teacher of all things.
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No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
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Illusions fall away, like the peels of a fruit, one after another, and the fruit is experience.
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The Owl of Minerva begins her flight only at the coming of twilight.
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The courage of Truth, the belief in the power of the spirit, is the first condition of philosophical study.
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Among the special duties to others, the first is Truthfulness in speech and action.
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Nothing great has ever been accomplished without passion.
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Man is nothing but the series of his acts.
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...that this fear of erring is really the error itself.
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